Folder Lock

Folder Lock 6.4

Protect, lock, hide, and encrypt files, folders, drives, and USB flash drives
4.1  (1,065 votes)
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Folder Lock 6 is a great utility that enables users to hide, protect, encrypt, and basically lock individual files, folders and drives. They can define access levels, entry attempts, actions, passwords, and other options to secure data.

Security goes from password protecting a folder to applying one of the two types of encryption, with the 256-bit Blowfish algorithm being the most secure. The app hides delicate files and information. When booting, all of those hidden folders will seem to have disappeared, and the only way to find them is using Folder Lock, protected by password.

The Advanced features are accessible in the Options menu. Users can set files to be shredded, force the computer to shut down after false entry attempts, erase document history and more. It even protects USB Drives and locks CD/DVDs.

New features include Windows 7 full file system integration. And if the drive crashes or Folder Lock is reinstalled, files will be found and unlocked.

If you need to keep certain files to yourself, you should definitely give Folder Lock a try. The demo version is only capable of working with the files under 25MB.

Max Santillana
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Pros

  • Protects USB Drives and locks CD/DVDs.
  • Hidden files are available only when using the program.
  • Set actions when unauthorized access is spotted

Cons

  • No time limit for the security of files and folders
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